- Independent Allocation Panel Process
The Independent Allocation Panel is a non-statutory advisory body that will provide advice to the NSW Government on species shares for a number of species or species groups and effort shares in four NSW fisheries, under the Business Adjustment Program.
The Panel is committed to implementing a fair and transparent process for determining the allocation criteria and will consult with affected stakeholders to allow adequate input.
The Panel first met on the 18th of October 2017. Throughout December 2017 and January/February 2018, the Panel will be travelling to various NSW coastal locations to provide shareholders the opportunity to meet with the Panel. Written submissions will also be accepted during this time.
A draft report and recommendations are proposed to be exhibited for feedback from April 2018.
Update 4th May 2018
Please click here [ 26 kb ] for a worked example from the IAP. Please be advised that the IAP has extended submissions for Ocean Trawl – Fish Northern Zone and Inshore and Offshore Prawn, Ocean Hauling – Purse Seine Net, Ocean Trap and Line – Line Eastern Zone and Estuary General – Hand Gathering draft reports to 5pm on the 14th of May. A full copy of the communication can be found below.
Update 30th April 2018
Please be advised that draft reports for Ocean Trawl – Southern Fish Trawl Fishery are now available for review. Copies of the draft report can be found below. Please see the full communication from the Panel regarding the Draft Reports here [ 2427 kb ] or in the link under Draft Reports.
Update 16th April 2018
Please be advised that draft reports for Ocean Trawl – Fish Northern Zone and Inshore and Offshore Prawn, Ocean Hauling – Purse Seine Net, Ocean Trap and Line – Line Eastern Zone and Estuary General – Hand Gathering are now available. Copies of the draft report can be found below. Please see the full communication from the Panel regarding the Draft Reports here [ 442 kb ]or in the link under Communication from the Panel, 16th April 2018.
Get in contact
If you have any further questions relating to the administration of this process or would like to update your contact details with us, please do not hesitate to contact the project managers at Grant Thornton on 02 9286 5800 or at IAP@au.gt.com.
As the project managers of this process, Grant Thornton will not answer any queries relating to the allocation of shares. Such queries must be made in writing to the Panel through the relevant consultation periods. Written submissions can be sent via email to IAP@au.gt.com or mail your submission c/o The IAP, Grant Thornton Level 17, 383 Kent Street, Sydney 2000.